Students enjoy some indoor kickball in our gymnasium.

Extended Day Program

Excellence Beyond the Classroom

We recognize that working families need options when it comes to care before and after school. To make the Oak Knoll experience conducive to your family’s lifestyle, we offer three Extended Day programs that are as educational as they are fun. Please explore them, below, and email patti.cepparulo@oakknoll.org with questions.

Before Care Program: 7:30 a.m.

Care for pre-K through sixth graders is available every school day beginning at 7:30 a.m. at no additional cost.

After-School Adventures Program: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

The After-School Adventures program is a popular Oak Knoll extracurricular and a fun way for children to continue learning outside the classroom. Participants enjoy a snack together before heading to the hour-long “club” of their choosing. Engaging and kid-friendly, clubs can range from music lessons to basketball clinics to cooking classes to kung fu. All clubs are led by qualified instructors with specialized training in their disciplines.

After-School Adventure Program sessions are offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. September through December and January through June.

For detailed information on current club offerings, schedules, pricing, and related programming:

Fall 2022 Offerings

Stay and Play
Fee: $360
Grades: Pre-K-6
Instructor: Coleen Bradley, Upper School Teacher

“Stay and Play” offers students the opportunity to interact in a safe, secure, and fun environment. This program will offer a variety of activities each week. Weather permitting, the students may choose to go outside to play with their classmates and friends while learning new games that promote healthy exercise, social engagement, listening skills, participation, following directions, sharing, caring, and so much more!

Homework Helper/Brain Teaser Bonanza

Fee: $390
Grades: 2-6
Instructor: Michelle Van Kalsbeck, Upper School Teacher

Your child will get a jump start on homework and assessment preparation after school. An Oak Knoll teacher will supervise and help get homework assignments completed. Study skills and organizational skills will also be reinforced. Brain Teasers will also be offered for enrichment when homework and studying are complete.

Building Blocks
Fee: $385
Grades: Pre-K-1
Instructor: Marissa Germinario, Lower School Teacher

Building Blocks offers an open-ended, creative, and valuable play and learning experience for children. Block play requires fine and gross motor skills. Blocks enhance children’s problem-solving abilities, mathematics skills, and language and literary abilities. Through the construction of many different creations, your child will build self-esteem and achieve the feelings of success. 

Learning with Legos            
Fee: $385
Grades: 2 – 6
Instructor: Jessica Wilson, Lower School Teacher

We have all spent hours playing with Lego in our early years, but have you ever considered the role that Lego plays in a child’s learning and development? Connecting pieces of Lego requires precision and concentration, which assists children to develop and strengthen their ability to stay focused on a task. Likewise, playing with Lego also teaches children basic teamwork and communication skills when working together to achieve a common goal. Learning with Legos will present students with a task and challenge them to use their problem-solving skills and teamwork to develop a solution.

Homework Helper/Brain Teaser Bonanza
Fee: $420
Grades: 2-6
Instructor: Kathleen Hoke, Lower School Teacher

Your child will get a jump start on homework and assessment preparation after school. An Oak Knoll teacher will supervise and help get homework assignments completed. Study skills and organizational skills will also be reinforced. Brain Teasers will also be offered for enrichment when homework and studying are complete.

Storytelling, Skits and Public Speaking
Fee: $385
Grades: Pre-K- 6
Instructor: Patti Cepparulo, Lower School Teacher

Storytelling is a creative form of expression where imagination is translated into words. It requires interactive words and actions with variations in tone, to narrate a story that keeps the listeners hooked until the end. A good storyteller uses their imagination to captivate their audience. These skills and more spill over to create powerful and confident public speakers. Students will work on stories, monologues, and skits to gain the invaluable skills needed to be successful in all areas of life. 

Irish Dancing
Fee: $420
Grades: K-3
Instructor: Amy Loxley, Heritage Irish Dance Company

Learn to “Riverdance” during After School Adventure at OKS!  Traditional Irish step dance is a great way for girls and boys to challenge their bodies and minds. Your child will gain self-confidence, stage presence, coordination, fitness, and balance as well as have a lot of fun. The class will be taught by a former cast member of “Riverdance, the Show”, Amy Siegel Loxley, who is also a certified Irish dance instructor.  No experience is necessary – just an eagerness to have fun!

Krafty Kids                          

Fee: $330
Grades: Pre-K-3
Instructor: Jessica Wilson, Lower School Teacher

Krafty Kids will introduce your child to a world of creativity in a fun and inspiring way! We provide a range of opportunities for children to explore their passions and find their creative fit. While each class is unique, they will always begin with an inspirational story, followed by hands-on crafting that will encourage students to use their imaginations and creativity.

Sports Spectacular!                        

Fee: $330
Grades: 2-6
Instructor: Noelle Niedzwiecki, Upper School Physical Education Teacher

Sports Spectacular will expose your child to a variety of sports that will include basketball, baseball, and soccer. Fundamentals will be taught through fun drills and game-like situations. This class will also include indoor games such as chess, and team building, cooperative games.

Friday Fun!

Fee: $330
Grades: Pre-K-6
Instructor: Patti Cepparulo, Lower School Teacher

Plan your playdates with Mrs. Cepp! Friday Fun gives your child the perfect opportunity to play with their friends in a safe and nurturing environment. Each Friday will offer new opportunities for fun friendship activities such as creating obstacle courses, going on scavenger hunts, painting from nature, having a dance party, making our own movies and much, much, more!

Private Tutoring

Fee: $300 for four one-hour lessons
Ages: K-12
Monday to Friday
Private lessons in any academic area with a member of the Oak Knoll faculty. Please contact Patti Cepparulo at patti.cepparulo@oakknoll.org to make tutoring arrangements.

New Private Musical Offerings

We are thrilled to announce that our talented new Lower School Music Teacher, Ms. Brigid Smircich, will be offering private music lessons for our Lower School students after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please email Patti Cepparulo at patti.cepparulo@oakknoll.org with your interest so that we can coordinate placements and fees with dates available.

Extended Day Adventures Office

Cheryl Wilkinson 

Director of Auxiliary Operations
908-522-8186

Patti Cepparulo 

After-School Program Director and Lower School Drama Teacher
908-522-8054

After Care Program: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Extended afternoon care is available for kindergarten through sixth-graders every regular school day from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., when students play, practice on computers, and enjoy free time with friends under caring adult supervision.

Extended Day Registration

To register for an Extended Day program, please complete the registration form. Although we will make every effort to accommodate your request, we accept participants on a first-come, first-serve basis and hold spots only for those who have submitted all written forms and payments.